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avocado love

It’s funny...we are asked almost daily what is the best first food for your little one...AVOCADO!

Avocado cut in half on a plate

And you know what? It’s not even something we sell! But, we’ll get to that later. Avocados are such a great neutral flavor that gives your little one a chance to focus on the oral motor development of moving food around in their mouth and swallowing something more than milk. They’re also perfect little bites for baby led weaning since the fruit is soft and mashed easily. They are packed with healthy fats but no cholesterol or sodium and fill up little tummies for great sleep.

Why don’t we sell avocado baby food? First, they’re not local to this region and we focus primarily on what we can source locally. Secondly, and maybe most importantly, we recommend you whip the avocado in a blender with the breast milk or formula your baby has already been eating. And, really whip it until its almost like a whipped cream. That bridges between breast/bottle-fed to starting solids but makes the purée very specific to each little one.

Our starting solids calendar has more details on where to go and what to introduce next! xoxo...Ann


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